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-called fiscal cliff was coined by ben bernanke. the story from "roll call." "it could be reached over this weekend." were heard from the house rules committee chairman yesterday. they are taking steps in advance to extend these tax cuts. a deal could be on the floor today if there is an agreement. from "the washington times" this morning. "offers fly, but still no agreement" is the headline. mitch mcconnell bypassed senator reid to speak directly to the vice president. host: mark is joining us. your thoughts from manassas, a virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. we voters know this country has a lot of issues going forward. if they can take a bite out of these difficult issues one at a time, how will they make sure this country is put on a better footing? this is item number one in a list of hundredsd. -- in a list of hundreds. they are not willing to raise any taxes. just rolling back some of the bush-era tax cuts. when you're having issues, you have to make tough choices. host: thank you for the call. the damage may be done. some of the comments yesterday. [video cli
we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politics threatening to derail their dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin, angry about a new law targeting human rights violators, today has banned all adoptions to america. some lawmakers have been trumpeting certain cases in which kids were hurt in the states. like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidently being left in a hot car. the father was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that
about different ways to do that, maybe hard of hearing humor. >> take ben stiller, he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon he claimed water. how did he claim water, aquaman? >> consider this, damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. ♪ knock, knock ♪ who's that knocking at my door ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of low-hanging fruit so to speak. th
to make plans. peter greenberg is here with things to know about >>> it is official. ben affleck says he's not going to run for u.s. senate. affleck wrote on his facebook page yesterday, i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office. the rumor mill got busy after the actor appeared on "face the nation" and did not rule out a possible campaign. massachusetts will need to elect a new senator later this year because senator john kerry is in line to be secretary of state. >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning," everyone. >> welcome back. new year's eve is five days away. if you're ready to celebrate, great. if you haven't made plans, there are plenty of options. here to help you out is cbs news travel editor peter greenberg. happy almost new year. >> happy almost new year. >> what's your first pick picking a hotel. >> with the exception of times square and miami beach, there are a lot of local city hotels empty during new year's eve. here's the deal do your party there, invite friends, great discounted rooms, then the value-added deals, ki
to care? >> we talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. how do you claim water? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. ♪ viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of kind of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> ailelina cho, thank you for that. if you want to help or get more information about water.org, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> former president george h.w. bush seems to be getting a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doct
heard from senator ben nelson. if we can, let's play that sound bite from a few hours ago. we don't have that sound bite ready at the moment. i'm sorry about that. what senator nelson said was the next 24 hours are the window if something doesn't happen in this next day, then there may be no chance of getting a fiscal cliff deal by january 1st. so that's along the lines of what senator reid is also saying. here we are, critical hours yet again. >> they are running out of days, as you know. we'll get back to you when you get that statement from senator mcdonnell. thanks so much. >> you got it. >>> cnn's chief correspondent ali velshi has a lose closer look at how lawmakers and president obama got themselves in this mess in the first place. >> now we've passed a bold package of tax relief for america's families and businesses. >> it starts more than a decade ago when then president george w. bush initiated a series of tax cuts for all americans but it's a deal with the devil. the cuts, which are politically expedient but costly to government expire in ten year's time. >> both houses of con
that, maybe involving humor. >> hey, there -- >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claims water -- >> how did he claim water? is he aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. the video with sarah silverman -- ♪ who's that knocking at my door? ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of sort of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped 1 million people so far, but as damon says, there's still another 880 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it's a start and it's a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning, giving people affordable loans in places where getting clean water is a challenge is really working. and he says he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. joe? >> f
they do that. in london, big ben chimed at midnight and fireworks lit up the sky over the london eye. people started to line the thames river yesterday afternoon. >> what happened to shanghai? >> not only did they have fireworks, they had a laser show as well. weren't fireworks invented in china? any way, they know how to do them. >> thank you very much. we're up for a special edition of "fox and friends" because of what happened in the senate last night. we're going to keep you updated. we've got doug mcelway, he's going to give you an update on what happened in about a minute. >> i was at disney for the practice for the new year's day celebration on, was it new year's eve or the day before new year's eve, the 30th -- it's hard to remember what day it is. that was the most incredible thing. at one point i thought we were being attacked. i believe i was at one of the parks. magic kingdom. >> two days ago, you don't know where you were? >> one day leads to the next. >> if it's tuesday, this is "fox and friends." brian, you're fired. >> i did miss monday. the good news is the senate ap
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